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LoveJoy Monday Morning Reflection
Dr. Gary Kornell - Bridge Pastor
September 17, 2017
Dear LoveJoy Members and Friends,
What a wonderful experience we had at LoveJoy yesterday! The sanctuary was filled with expectant worshippers! It was the first anniversary of the founding of LoveJoy United Presbyterian Church. The choir was back! And the Reverend Daniel Ervin led our worship with a penetrating exploration of forgiveness, even forgiveness 70 times 7. Cheri Levan, a member of the Pastoral Nominating Committee, served as our liturgist and I had the privilege of announcing that there would be a Congregational Meeting following worship for the purpose of receiving/acting upon the PNC recommendations.
If you missed that meeting of the congregation, you missed an amazing event. I don’t think I’ve ever witnessed a more rousing, joyous, loving meeting of any kind much less a meeting of a congregation. The vote to elect Daniel as Pastor was done by secret ballot and was accomplished in stolid Presbyterian style. Moreover, the vote to approve the Terms of Call for the new Pastor was done “decently and in order.” The votes were overwhelmingly positive! Then, when Rev. Carol DeVaughn escorted Rev. Ervin back into the sanctuary, Nelly Bar The Door! There was a happy and sustained explosion of joyous acclamation.
I am not kidding. And this is not churchy hyperbole! And if you missed it, I want to issue a special invitation to put Sunday October 15 on your calendar. That is the day Daniel will return to our pulpit to begin a new era of ministry at LoveJoy United Presbyterian Church. Be there! I will.
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The LoveJoy United Food Pantry is now open on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at our church location. Our mobile Food Pantry will be available in the rear parking lot of 2600 College Avenue in Alton the 3rd Monday of each month.